When we were stationed with
the U. S. Army on our third assignment in Germany, we sent frequent
letters to our parents and family concerning the places where we had
traveled and what we had seen.
This seemed like a logical
extension of the army practice of preparing a trip report after being assigned
on temporary duty (TDY) for an inspection or fact finding trip. This allowed me
to brief my superiors concerning who I had met and what was discussed.
And this habit allowed us to
inform our families of what we were seeing and doing on our own time. Years later my
parents informed me that they had saved many of my letters. They graciously
returned them to me and I began to transcribe them, add pictures, and post them
to the Internet.
From this beginning, we later
developed the procedure of writing down our experiences whenever we traveled and
writing these into a collection that we would bind into a book each year.
A series of letters, photos, and trip reports written to describe Liz and John Schuck's family adventures in the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States.